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A new bitcoin-backed token ‘tzBTC’ launches on the Tezos blockchain

A group of Switzerland-based crypto firms has come together to launch “tzBTC” – a 1:1 bitcoin-backed token on the Tezos blockchain.

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Crypto exchanges aren’t openly discussing acquisition plans, but they’re getting ready to buy

Crypto exchanges are gearing up for a period of strategic M&A, The Block’s Frank Chaparro writes.

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Three key ‘know your provider’ (KYP) questions for digital asset security

Curv COO Josh Schwartz writes about the key questions to ask when considering a digital asset security provider.

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Forbes’s new billionaire list features four crypto entrepreneurs with a combined $8.7 billion net worth

Four crypto entrepreneurs, with a combined net worth of $8.7 billion, have made it to Forbes’ 2020 world’s billionaire list.

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Indemnity, insurance and (Riot) blockchain

Honig et al. v. Riot Blockchain is a new lawsuit filed in New York federal court on April 3, 2020.

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Cryptopia users are entitled to their funds, court rules in a landmark judgment

Users of Cryptopia exchange, which suffered a hack and went into liquidation last year, are entitled to their funds, according to a court judgment.

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Bitcoin Cash just went through its first halving

Bitcoin Cash (BCH), one of bitcoin’s forks and the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, has just undergone its first halving at block number 630,000.

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Decentralized crypto exchange Bisq halts trading due to ‘critical security vulnerability’

Decentralized or non-custodial cryptocurrency exchange Bisq has halted trading until further notice due to a “critical security vulnerability.”

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New alliance launches to connect DeFi projects with Chicago crypto trading firms

The Chicago DeFi Alliance (CDA) aims to bring together Chicago-based trading firms and DeFi projects. Inaugural members of the alliance include TD Ameritrade, DV Trading, Compound, and dYdX. 

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As coronavirus anxiety sweeps markets, Genesis Capital hit the brakes on crypto credit extension

The latest episode of The Scoop was recorded remotely with Frank Chaparro, Ryan Todd and Michael Moro, CEO at of Genesis Global Trading and Genesis Capital.

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Bitcoin miners made $380 million in revenue during March, new data shows

New data gathered by The Block Research shows that bitcoin miners brought in an estimated $380.1 million during the month of March.

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Personal finance platform SoFi to acquire payment processor Galileo in a $1.2 billion deal

SoFi has agreed to acquire payment processor Galileo in a $1.2 billion deal.

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Ethereum’s next decade: Vitalik Buterin discusses the high-priority work to come for ETH 1.x and 2.0 teams

Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin has outlined his vision for Ethereum 2.0 in the next five to ten years, which, according to him, will focus on scalability and simplicity. 

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March by the numbers: A look at crypto exchange volumes, open interest and miner revenue

Cryptocurrency volumes on spot exchanges saw an increase of 22.4% in March, reaching a 9-month high.

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What crypto exchanges are saying about the upcoming bitcoin block reward halving

Bitcoin’s block halving is expected to occur in May. Some crypto exchanges told The Block that the event could bring new users to the market.